Kids are very sturdy… until they are not! Children can get through a lot, but as adults, it is our responsibility to give them the best environment to grow in. Kids get into a lot of things and they are always getting their hands dirty and shoving random and gross things in each other’s mouths. If you have kids or you take care of kids, check out these seven ways to keep them safe and healthy!
Watch Your Kids When They Are Online
Whether the danger comes from online predators or cyberbullying, kids are vulnerable online when their parents are not keeping an eye on them. Keep the computer in the family room, and discuss computer safety with your kids.
Teach Them How to Swim
Swimming is an important skill for children to learn. Water is everywhere, and whether you go to the pool regularly or you make a few trips to the ocean, it can save lives. A few swimming lessons is all it takes to help your child feel much more confident in the water and to aid them if they end up falling in.
Keep Your Carpets and Your Floors Clean
There are hundreds of thousands of different microbes and spores floating through the air, and what we forget is that they all have to land sometime. These particles end up in your carpet and between the cracks in your floor, and over time, they can create allergies and other respiratory problems for people who are young or old. Get your carpets professionally cleaned to make sure that this does not become a problem for you.
Lots of Water
Kids love to run around and play all day, but the thing that we forget is that they need just as much water as the rest of us. Water keeps kids’ immune systems strong, and it clears harmful microbes out of their bodies. If you are a parent or a babysitter, be sure to keep this in mind. It is very important for kids to stay healthy which also means that they stay well hydrated.
Lots of Fruit
Kids love sweets, and giving them fruit keeps they hydrated, allows them to get nutrients into they need, and gives them a cool treat in the summer. Choose the brightest fruits you can find!
Teach Them to Wash Their Hands
When you are an adult, it can be hard to remember what it is like to be a kid and unaware of everything that needs to be learned and understood. Make sure that you teach your kids to wash their hands. Proper hand washing can keep them from picking up germs and from spreading them.
Talk With Your Kids
Amazingly dangerous situations can be avoided just by talking to your children. Make some time every day to sit with them, to chat, and to see how they’re doing.
Keeping your kids healthy takes less time and less effort than you think. Simply be alert and watch out for some of the big no-nos, and your kids are going to be just fine!
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky, Snowball. Lizzie was inspired to write this article by Grimebusters Ltd. If you like Lizzie’s style of writing please follow her of Facebook and Twitter.
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